Red & Scooter
by William Ludel
RED & SCOOTER is a Hollywood story of the meeting of a woman with a dream of stardom and an old timer who’s seen almost all of it and doesn’t care much anymore. RED, who is no longer in her 20’s, has come to Hollywood to escape Wilkes-Barre, Pa. She pays a visit to SCOOTER, a film director with little to do but drink and play with his electric trains. She’s got an audition the next day for a big television show and is desperate for help. SCOOTER thinks she’s cute, so despite his better judgment, he decides to give her a hand. They end up singing, dancing, performing magic, eating Chinese food, and falling in love…if only for a little while. When the night ends, RED goes off for her big chance and SCOOTER returns to his trains. It’s New Year’s Eve: December 31, 1949.
- Cast Size: 1M 1W
- Running Time: 90+ minutes
- Royalty Rate $75 per performance
Order Digital Download (Will NOT download to phones)
Red, young-ish entertainer, seeks career advice from Scooter, a has-been director twice her age. He is reluctant to help her, and when he does dispense his words of wisdom, she is reluctant to hear him. Their rapid-fire inter-generational sparring uncovers more about their pasts than either one intends. Scooter’s live-in office is equipped with an electric train set that dispenses Irish whiskey and participates in card tricks. But do the furnishings also include a “casting couch.” Get a copy from Next Stage Press and find out. Highly recommended.